A Visual Connection to the Word: Creative Exercises

Visual connections like the ones that worship leaders make when they wear an overlay or deacon's stole aren't the only way one can connect to the Word of the Lord. On this blog for Carrot Top Studio we try to examine as many visual connections as we can. Today we're thinking about creative exercises that could be incorporated into a group Bible study, sermon notes, or a personal time of meditation and reflection. Here's an exercise, for example:

  1. Read Luke 15:11-32 slowly three times.
  2. Which character in the story do you identify with? Imagine yourself in that person's place. What do you see, hear, smell, and feel?
  3. How does this story touch your heart? Draw something to represent what you have experienced.

For some teens and adults a drawing exercise can be scary if they haven't taken pencil to paper in this manner in many years. A good leader though can be a great model and source of reassurance that nobody is judging the drawing and that the exercise is worthy. So, as popular culture might say today....Stay calm AND Draw on!